Cons: If you’re eager to up the fashion quotient on your more quotidian fits, this might be a skip.
For Accessories Specialists: Sprezzabox
Sprezzabox exists to help you accessorize like a pro. If you’re the type of dude who has no trouble at all getting dressed but tends to falter a touch when it comes to the finishing touches, this is the monthly box for you. (Assuming, of course, you can look past the name.) Each month, Sprezzabox will deliver a selection of accessories—think ties, socks, and various grooming accoutrements—curated by its team of stylists and delivered straight to your door.
After signing up for a new monthly subscription, you’ll have the option to choose which type of box you’re into—a process that repeats itself at the end of every four weeks. If you don’t have time to choose, or don’t care enough to, the brand will pick a new, duplicate-free box for you. The site’s offerings skew towards the more basic side of classic menswear (you probably won’t find any funky foulard ties here) but if you’re looking to spice up your back-to-work wardrobe with minimal effort this certainly isn’t the worst place to start.
Pros: Ignoring the finishing touches is like spiking the ball one yard from the end zone. This is an easy to ensure they’re always on-point—especially if your days of endless Zooms have been replaced with meetings at the office.
Cons: The selection is good, the value proposition is great, but be warned: we wouldn’t quite classify every pick here as “GQ-endorsed”. If you’re one the hunt for a groovy tie, you might be better served checking eBay first.
For Horology Buffs: Watch Gang
At GQ HQ, our love for watches—from brands big and small, expensive and not—runs deep. But collecting the rare Swiss grails you ogle on the timeline can quickly add up—usually, at least. Staring at $75 a month, Watch Gang, a relatively new entrant in the space, will send you a classic timepiece from the likes of Seiko or Miyota, and might ignite the flames of your own lifelong passion in the process. When founder Matthew Gallagher started wearing his dad’s vintage Rolex, he realized it was more than a glitzy accessory with an absurd sticker price—it was a bona fide family heirloom he could pass down to his own kids, too. Because Watch Gang is a mystery subscription service, you won’t have a say in which ticker you receive, but each week one lucky subscriber will find themselves the owner of a brand new Rolex, a fitting tribute to the story that inspired Watch Gang’s inception.
Pros: Even if you never win a Rolex, Watch Gang’s selection of entry-level tickers is very real, and very hard to beat—especially if you’re, ah, strapped for time and/or have a bad case of choice paralysis.
Cons: Listen, we wait for the latest Box + Papers missive to hit our inbox as anxiously as everyone else, but at a certain point, you don’t exactly need a new watch every month. Plus, picking out your own is half the fun.